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PowerColor PCS+ HD 7950 Overclocking help needed

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May 26, 2014 8:54:33 AM

Hello!

I have recently been attempting to overclock my PowerColor PCS+ HD 7950, and have a few questions about it. (Please note, mine is one of the older models without the boosting feature.)

I have looked all over the internet at overclocking tutorials for my model of graphics card, even for this specific one from powercolor, and it seems to be a completely normal thing to set your voltage to over 1.100v, sometimes 1.200v in afterburner, and the card won't heat up too much. My card's temps will go sky high and hit 80c if you even think about changing the core voltage to 1.100v. My stock core voltage in afterburner is 1031mv, and after looking around some, it seems like my specific gpu has an unusually low stock core voltage. And if that is an unusually low stock voltage, could any fellow HD 7950 owners tell me what their stock voltage is so I have something to go on here?

Here is one of the articles I was reading about overclocking this gpu.
http://www.overclockers.com/powercolor-7950-pcs-graphic...
Scroll down near the bottom to the overclocking section. It says this specifically. " When using the overclocked settings (1100/1355 @ 1.16 V) we jumped up a bit to 28 °C idle, and 54 °C load throughout the same testing."

Could my thermal paste be defective or something?

Thanks!

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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2014 10:45:42 AM

we jumped up a bit to 28 °C idle, and 54 °C load throughout the same testing."

they must of been in a nice cold room my p/c card runs up to 65 [that's the hottest its ever got so far] looping heaven over and over.. and stays around 32-34 idle

I thought afterburner was a MSI card app wrote for there cards?

and I'm sure you read all the disclaimers about overclocking..

and don't forget them guys do that all the time and get there parts to test for free to promote them...

don't your card work well with out jacking with it?? mine does

oh well I guess to each his own
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a c 191 K Overclocking
May 26, 2014 11:04:46 AM

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I thought afterburner was a MSI card app wrote for there cards?


It also works well with non-MSI GPUs.

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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2014 11:14:16 AM

ok...
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May 26, 2014 1:42:42 PM

junkeymonkey said:
we jumped up a bit to 28 °C idle, and 54 °C load throughout the same testing."

they must of been in a nice cold room my p/c card runs up to 65 [that's the hottest its ever got so far] looping heaven over and over.. and stays around 32-34 idle

I thought afterburner was a MSI card app wrote for there cards?

and I'm sure you read all the disclaimers about overclocking..

and don't forget them guys do that all the time and get there parts to test for free to promote them...

don't your card work well with out jacking with it?? mine does

oh well I guess to each his own


First off, yes I am very happy with the performance of the card without overclocking, but I bought it with the idea in mind that it was very good at overclocking and could easily get 20%+ gains in performance without raising the voltage or anything. But, my card doesn't seem to do quite as well as I was expecting

But, could you at least tell me what your stock voltage is? I would like to at least know what other people have as their stock voltage is just to see if mine needs its thermal paste reapplied since it can't get over 1.100v without getting in decently dangerous temps. Specifically since I have seen some people claiming to have a 1.25v as their stock voltage.
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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2014 1:54:01 PM

you know this gpu-z I'm running now don't show it anymore seem like before I updated it it did [??] so I guess I cant tell you or know for my self.. let me look in to that never noticed that till now
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